Thursday, February 27, 2020

Sammy Lara & The Skytones

Sammy Lara from San Angelo, West Texas and his band is present in the doo wop guides only as...


-Mr. Moon. Gaylo records-1959.

This song was recorded at Ben Hall's studio in Big Spring but  don't have a doo wop sound.

The correct tittle of the song was  "(Please Tell Her) Mister Moon" by SAMMY LARA and THE SKYTONES.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Rare photo of The Elegants.

Very rare photo of the white doo wop group THE ELEGANTS, I think it is the first time it appears on a site dedicated to the doowop music.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020


This group from  Pittsburgh, Ron Crawley, Frank Czuri (August 1985 - November 2010), Susan DeLuca, Sidney Hill and Tony Impavido  is present in the Jeff Kreiter's Vocal group record guide with...

-(Please Chase My) Christmas Blues / I'm Your Santa Claus, Baby. Green Dolphin records-1989.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Another rare doo wop picture

If anyone know the name of this group please write me to;

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sal Valentino and The Valentines

Sal Valentino of the Beau  Brummels fame is present in the Jeff Kreiter's Vocal group record guide with...

Sal Valentino and The Valentines-'I Wanna Twist' / 'Lisa Marie. Falco records-1962.

B side have a Dion & the Belmonts Sound-alike.


Saturday, February 22, 2020

VERY RARE Picture sleeve

The picture sleeve you are seeing (click to enlargue) is very rare and I think it is the first time that it appears on music blogs and other sites with teen doo wop photos.

Ronnie Murray - I Always Will / I Could Never Live Without You. Kippo records-1963.

Value; $350


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Little Richard Moreland and The Pyramids

Richard Westmoreland aka Richard Moreland is present in the doo wop guides as...

Little Richard Moreland and The Pyramids.

-Bells In My Heart / Mailman Blues. Picture records -1965 (also released on the Imperial label ).

A side is a doo wop song with the Pyramids backing and B side is a rockablilly song, the doowop side label has a picture of Richard.



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

FRANK GARI...Crusade & Ritco records

From the complete Book of Doo Wop...


- There's Lots More Where This Came From / You Better Keep Runnin'. Crusade records-1961.

-Do-Be-Do. Ritco records-1962.


Sunday, March 17, 2019


Buddy & The Citations  were a Chicago Area band from Waukegan,IL formed by Buddy Stephens (drums, vocals), Jessie Basques (guitar), Bobby Penny (guitar) and Tom Fabre (sax)  present in the doo wop guides with...

-A-E-I-O-U / Four Lined Tennis Shoes. Boddie Records-?.

-Don't Let Her Have Her Way / Juvenile Delinquent. IRC Records-1964.

(The B Side was originally recorded by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers in 1956 for Gee Records).

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

WILLIE WARD DARBY with Ray Bolling & The Raves

In 1958 rock & roll singer Ward Darby and his band the Raves signed with  Joe Averbach of Fee Bee Records who add to Chuck Jackson (Dell Vikings) and the Five Playboys ( see in this blog) to provided the background vocals for one release in the subsidiary label Starr records with the rockin side “Iggy Joe” and the oriented doo wop side “Be Mine” under the name of WILLIE WARD DARBY.

This 45 rpm is present in the Kreiter vocal group record guide.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

PICTURE SLEEVE...Jerry Woodard

Above 45 rpm picture sleeve of Jerry Woodard from 1960 for Colvin Record with the sides "New love / You just wait". present in the Kreiter vocal group guide with a value of $ 50 but the book not mentioned this sleeve.

B side " You Just Wait" re-released the same year on Century Limited records with the side "Long Tall Texan".


Sunday, March 10, 2019


45 rpm acetate record of the Makees from Houston, Texas with the sides "Forever Always / Little Lamb Rock."

A side is a doo wop ballad with an instrumental track on the B side.


Actually they are THE VEL AIRES " from La Marque, Texas. Sam Corbett, Richard Presley, Roger Stanfield, Charles Lowe, Harry Faust & Gene Ennis. In 1961 they recorded the acetate sides for Dino records.

Saturday, March 9, 2019


Dion & The Belmonts Fan Club card in color.

Rare item.

Click to enlarge.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Dick Vance with Dominic & The Dominos

In 1962, KSO air personality and program director Dick Vance from Des Moines, Iowa recorded a 45 RPM record on Sor-Va records with the sides "Sharon oh Sharon /  Nuthin, Man Nuthin " this 45 was promoted on KSO and it was charted locally in december 1962.

A side "Sharon oh Sharon " is an oriented doo wop sound and for me it deserves to be present in the doo-wop guides.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

UNLISTED WHITE DOO WOP...Marsha Lynn and The Episodes

This song of Marsha Lynn and The Episodes with Gaylon Christie' Downbeats "(Listen To Me) I Am Your Heart" recorded for the Waco, Texas label  Bid records in 1962 not is in any guide of doo wop, but I think it is a good candidate to be present, as it has a very good doo wop oriented sound.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Jerry Coulston...Christy Records

Jerry Coulston from Watsonville, California formed in 1957 the band The Pacers Jerry Coulston - Vocals, Willie Bryant - Lead Guitar, Louie Payne - Bass, Ron Coulston - Drums and Jerry Summerall - Rhythm Guitar, they signed with Christy Records who add the vocal group The Jades as backing group.

In this label they recorded four 45 rpm present in the Kreiter Vocal Group guide as...

Jerry Coulston and The Jades with The Pacers Band.

-Bon Bon Baby / Caveman Hop-1959.
-Go Ask Your Mama / What's Your Personality-1960.
-Bon-Bon Baby / Go Ask You Mama-1960.
-Bon-Bon Baby / Crater Creepers-1961.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019


Female vocal trio, consisting of Fran Curcio, Loraine Genero and Jane Anderson.
Orginally set up by to perform backing vocals for Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs, they also released a couple of 45 rpm on their own.

Present in the Complete Book of Doo Wop as...


-You're Welcome Back / He'll Come Back. MGM records-1967.

But this is another mistake of the book why they don't have a doowop sound.


Friday, March 1, 2019

KELANI KEALOHA...Picture Sleeve

1960 picture sleeve of  Kelani Kealoha on United Artists records Records with the sides -It Wasn't a Dream / Penny My Love.  present in the Kreiter's guide with a value of $75.

Click on the photo to read the biography of Kelani..


Wednesday, February 27, 2019


For fans of Dion & The Belmonts...

Rare Photographs of the white doo wop group Dion and The Belmonts taken at a performance in July 1961 at Lake Resort.

Click to enlargue.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

THE SATELLITES...United Artists Records


-I Found a Girl /  My Piggie´s Gotta  Dance. United Artists records-1958.


Saturday, February 23, 2019


This is a rare photo of a group called THE DEWDROPS I do not have any information about them and unknow if they ever recorded any disc.

If someone recognizes them or has information about them please let me know, any help will be well received.

Male groups with this name listed in the doo wop books are...

-Little Clem & The Dew Drops-Waiting in The Chapel / Plea Of Love. Zynn records-1958.

-Henry Clement & The Dew Drops - I'm So In Love With You / Please, Please Darling. Zynn records-1958.

-Honey & The Dew-Drops–Come My Little Baby / Confucius Say. MMC records-1959.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

100.000 views on youtube.

Happy to receive a notice from YouTube that one of my doo wop videos has exceeded 100.000 visits.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

THE INVICTAS with Ruth Ann...MAVIS records.

Instrumental band founded in 1962 in the Grand Rapids, Michigan ├írea by Denny Cusan (Bass guitar), Pat Cooper (Keyboards), Doug Inman (Drums) and Craig King (Guitar). in 1963 picked up a vocalist, Ruth Ann Labinskas (Scott) and became "Ruth Ann and the Invictas", then "The Invictas with Ruth Ann", finally ending up as "Ruth Ann and the Footsteps".

More information at;

Present in The Complete Book of Doo Wop with...

- I Met Him At The Dance / Oh Mama. Mavis Records-1963  but listed in this book only as The Invictas.

But they don't have a doo wop sound.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

ACETATE DOO WOP (The Day We Fell In Love)

Audiodisc acetate without the name of the group.

This is the Ovations song and is different from the released version. I don't know if they are the Ovations with an alternative take or a different group with a new version.


Thursday, February 14, 2019


Group formed in Miami, FL by Walter Hochhauser (Lead), Joe Neary (1st Tenor), Paul Horowitz (2nd Tenor), Carmine DeSena (Baritone), Joel Bressler (Bass) and guest vocal Jimmy Gallagher of the Passions.

In 1985 recorded for Miami doo wop Records the sides "Made for Lovers / I Believe. present in the Jeff Kreiter vocal group guide.

Unfortunately their songs are not available on youtube.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

THE NOTATIONS...Clarity records

This record was recorded in Union City in mid 60s. By the Notations. A group out of Bayonne, N.J. Group founder, Joseph Riccio Lead Singer, Tommy Zenda. Second tenor, George Tiny Slavoaka Bass and Ralph Feuker. First tenor.

Present in the Jeff Kreiter vocal group guide...

-On the other side of the world  / I just want to know. 196?.

Actually this record was released in the mid 60's (Vietnam era).


They have another record in Clarity records don't present in the doo wop guides.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019


The Shadows 45 on El-Gee-Bee # 101 from 1958 out of Atlanta Georgia with the sides "I Love You / Looly Lou.

This 45 rpm is present in the Jeff Kreiter guide with a value of $500.


Sunday, February 3, 2019

DANNY BRIKTA... Nitro records.

Danny is present in the Jeff Kreiter Vocal Group Record Guide with...

-Sweet Little Angel / You Know Why. Nitro record-1963.


Monday, January 28, 2019


The Tren-Dels aka The Trends; Tony Amaral, Jim Romero, Herbie Lopes and Joe Lopes problaby from Lowell, Massachusetts.

Joe Lopes sang with the Del Vikings on Mercury records.

Scope Records.


-Once Again / Silly Grin-1959.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Rare to listen on YouTube

The classic "At the hop" here with the rare intro appeared in the second release of this doo wop record in Singular records.